About Journey North
Engaging Students in a Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change .

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Introduction to Journey North

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Who: Students Across the North America
Over 1,063,000 students at 53,000 sites are participating in the 2013/2014 Journey North program. These students are from all 50 U.S. States and 7 Canadian Provinces.


What: Track Wildlife Migration and Spring's Journey North
The journeys of a dozen migratory species are tracked each spring. Students share their own field observations with classrooms across the Hemisphere. In addition, students are linked with scientists who provide their expertise directly to the classroom. Several migrations are tracked by satellite telemetry, providing live coverage of individual animals as they migrate. As the spring season sweeps across the Hemisphere, students note changes in daylight, temperatures and all living things as the food chain comes back to life.

When: Every Spring
The Journey North program extends for four months each year, with live inter-active programming from approximately February 2 until June 1. You can help collect data about a dozen different migrations and signs of spring beginning each February.

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After Preparations in the Fall
Spring is the focus of the Journey North program, but the fall "Journey South" feature helps convey the cyclical nature of the seasons. The full year's investigation of natural events and cycles help teachers incorporate inquiry-based teaching and learning into the curriculum.

Where: On the Internet
Free access to Journey North is available on this Web site. In addition, the program is delivered by e-mail to those who select this additional option during registration.

Funded by: Annenberg Media
Journey North is a free online educational service, supported by the Annenberg Media. Established in 1991 with a grant from the Annenberg Foundation, the Project uses media and communications to improve math and science education for the nation's 44 million school children. Journey North is supported as a model for math/science education reform.

Produced by: Journey North
Journey North is an independent 501(C)3 organization. Our website is based in Washington, D.C.--but none of us lives there! Like magic, we manage the website from various points on the globe, as shown on this map. We're spread across 17 time zones, 4 states, 2 continents and 2 countries. But, at the end of each day, the migration news has been gathered from you and from scientists across North America. We thought you'd enjoy a peek behind the scenes. >>

Contact Us

Journey North
1321 Bragg Hill Road
Norwich, Vermont 05055
Phone: (802) 425-2252
E-mail: E-mail Form